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New Understanding of Panda Habitat, Resiliency

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Michigan State University (MSU) research shows that pandas are more resilient and flexible than previously believed. Information gleaned from 30 years of scientific literature suggests that pandas are…

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New Bird Species Confirmed 15 Years After First Sighting

Monday, November 24, 2014
small bird

An international team of scientists has confirmed the discovery of a new bird species more than 15 years after the elusive animal was first seen on the Indonesian…

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Counting Fish, Probing Habitats

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Daniel Hayes, a MSU AgBioResearch fisheries scientist and a professor in the MSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, studies dams and dam removals, as well as habitat conditions…

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Helping Agencies Manage Natural Resources

Sunday, November 2, 2014

In 2004, Michigan State University joined forces with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) and the Great Lakes Fishery Commission (GLFC) to establish the MSU Quantitative Fisheries…

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Safeguarding the Future of Sturgeon

Sunday, November 2, 2014

From April until July, Michigan State University (MSU) AgBioResearch evolutionary ecologist Kim Scribner is more likely to be found wading with students in the evergreen-lined Black River of northern…

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What Makes Females ‘Choosy’ and Males ‘Sexy’?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Interview with Emily Weigel, a graduate student pursuing joint PhDs in Integrative Biology and Ecology, Evolution, and Behavioral Biology at Michigan State University What makes females ‘choosy’ and…

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Shared Gene Takes One Road to Evolution

Monday, September 8, 2014

A new paper, published in Nature Communications, suggests that when it comes to evolving some traits – especially simple ones – there may be a shared gene, one…

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Shocking Secrets: Electric Eels Provide Clues for Practical Applications

Thursday, June 26, 2014
Electric Eel

For the first time, the genome of the electric eel has been sequenced. This discovery has revealed the secret of how fishes with electric organs have evolved six…

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A Mobile App to Prevent Dairy Disease

Saturday, June 14, 2014
Dairy cows feeding in barn

Researchers to bring the latest latest research into the heart of dairy production with mobile technology. A Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine researcher will lead a…

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Finding a Genetic Solution for Chicken Disease

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

To meet the growing demands of consumers, new poultry breeding programs have greatly increased production of chicken, which is now the most popular meat consumed in the U.S. However, with high-density…

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